Virtual curriculum

Virtual curriculum introduction

Within this zone you will see additional ideas and activities to support your child's learning at home in each of the subject areas. This can be used independently or as directed by your child's class teacher. The resources from this page, and any linked websites, will complement in-school teaching or remote learning.

Any year group specific information will be posted to the class pages and using Tapestry and Seesaw.

Please see our remote education news item here for complete information about online provision for Saltford School children who are learning at home.

Weekly home learning corner

Each week a subject leader will post a home learning idea to supplement your learning on Tapestry and Seesaw.  The activity will also be posted in your Tapestry and Seesaw at 6pm each Friday and you can then post your work from this project for your class teacher to see.

Rainbow lunch recipe challenge

Rainbow lunch challenge pizzaCreate your very own rainbow recipe for your favourite snack or drink then write a set of imaginative instructions. Feel free to video yourself on Seesaw or Tapestry as a Masterchef! We'd love to see some pictures of you and your creations on Seesaw and Tapestry too. Find all the instructions and inspiration you need in this document from Mrs Nethercott

Socklympics is back! Winter Olympics in Saltford

Back by popular demand… it's the return of the socklympics! Mr Bowkett and Mrs Brook have created a winter version so get your hat, gloves and – most importantly –  your socks ready. We've made it accessible to all so that you can enjoy taking part whether you're at home or at school. Find the resource sheet here to follow and you can click here for video examples. Good luck and have fun! Please send in your pictures and videos on Seesaw. 

Here's the YouTube link for watching in full screen:

Enjoy the outdoors with Birdwatch and Walking into spring January 28th


This week's home learning challenge is to join in with The Big Garden Birdwatch: See Mrs Newark's sheet here to get you started. If you're not sure which bird is which, there is plenty of guidance on the RSPB website too.

Mrs Smith has put together lots of suggestions for fun and interesting things to do while you're out for your local walk, and some creative follow-up activities for once you get home. See them all in her Walking into spring document here.

Photos as history January 21st 

Mrs Newark suggests using photos you have at home as historical evidence. You can find out so much information about the time that the photo was taken. What was fashion like? What did people use for transport? What toys did children play with? Use this sheet and the video link given inside to help you get started.

 Wintry art January 14th

Example of winter weather artMrs Tang invites you to think about the wintry weather and use this sheet for some ideas to create your own wintry art scenes like the one shown: wintry art ideas and inspiration


Being present in the moment

You might be feeling a bit overwhelmed or anxious at the moment with everything that is going on. During these times it is especially important to look after our mental health. One thing that can help is practising Mindfulness – emptying our minds of any thoughts and really being present in the moment to notice things around us.

A good way to do this could be getting outside in the garden for 5 minutes or going for a nice walk and noticing what we can see, hear and feel. Take a look at some ideas below to help you get started.

Go screen-free

Try some of these varied ideas for taking a break from your screens. They are all suitable for a one-hour activity. Choose from maker hour, fitness hour, genius hour and zen hour. Which ones suit you best?

Saltford School's no-screen day activity sheet. We hope you enjoy yourselves!

Get outside mentally

Sometimes the weather isn’t very nice or we might not be able to get outside so Miss Donovan will share recommended videos here that might give a few moments of mindfulness. They can all be found on the BBC Winterwatch website too. While you are watching really think about what you can see and hear. If you were there what do you think you would be able to feel or maybe even smell?

BBC Winterwatch sea sceneTo start, try some Winter Storms on the Cornish Coast – something Mrs Sage has enjoyed watching too!



TT Rockstars

White Rose Maths has daily home learning lessons for Years 1-9. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully.

Carol Vorderman Maths Factor- there is a 21-day free trial available; otherwise this is a paid subscription.

I see maths have lessons for Years 3&4 and Years 5&6 and a selection of maths games for KS1 and KS2.

Multiplication Check times tables and maths games

Numbots, for EYFS into KS1 and beyond. Aimed at securing addition and subtraction recall including number bonds.It reinforces key calculation skills and complements your child's work on DoodleMaths. Oak National Academy online lessons. BBC Bitesize lessons for all subjects and all Primary year groups.


Spelling Shed "Spelling made awesome". Free trial available.

Phonics Bug (EYFS/ KS1) for daily ideas. The app for £2.99 is for apple devices and allows family sharing

Super Sentence Stacking Lessons with Jane Considine

Writing skills for KS2 through film scripts with Lit Film Fest

Phonics Play (EYFS and KS1) Free access during the 2021 lockdown. You may log in with the following details:
username: jan21 password: home 

The username march20 with the password home will also work as we know that this will still be on lots of existing home learning documents and web pages that remain from the previous lockdown. lesson ideas, worksheets, presentations and prompt cards to help primary pupils develop their creative writing skills free reading and writing activities from your favourite children's authors. Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads.

E-books and audio books

The following sites offer free ebooks you may like to share with your child to keep reading going.

Oxford Owls (requires you to set up an account but this is free)

Epic reading (American site. Currently gives parents a free 30 day trial but does charge after)

Love Reading 4 Kids (Provides extracts and recommendations. Again, requires an account but it is free) if you have a library card you can use the online service which includes free e-books suitable for children and young adults.

David Walliams is releasing a new audio book reading every day on his website here and you can catch up on previous episodes. There are also activities to download.

Stay at home storytime with Oliver Jeffers on his website here or on Facebook here.

Audible has released hundreds of titles for free at No log-ins, credit card or passwords are needed.

Booktrust has several signed stories on their site.


Phonics Play (EYFS and KS1) Free access during the 2021 lockdown. You may log in with the following details:
username: jan21 password: home 

The username march20 with the password home will also work as we know that this will still be on lots of existing home learning documents and web pages that remain from the previous lockdown.


Science with Maddie Moate a live family science show on YouTube hosted by Maddie Moate & Greg Foot.

Dr Chips science, computing and engineering activities to try at home.

Keep an eye on Edinburgh Zoo's webcams for some light relief.

Jamie Oliver's Get Kid Cooking.

Institution of Engineering and Technology home learning teaching resources and activities for KS1 and KS2 including lesson plans, handouts and videos. First Lego League programme for 4 - 6 year-olds.




Yolanda Brown's band jam. New for the January lockdown these are free, easy to use and fun music resources. Videos on YouTube and accompanying resources from Twinkl here.

Music with Myleene Klass on YouTube 

Young Voices at home, fun and interactive tutorials, demonstrations and performances all suitable for teachers and children to enjoy from home or in school.

Beat Goes On Body Percussion on YouTube including a free activity pack related to the Wind in the Willows musical.

Create a Music Band 2020 - How would you like to create your own band?  This is a little project for the whole family to enjoy.


Bristol artist Jenny Urquhart has made easy-to-follow video guides to make bright pictures of Bristol and of spring flowers, using things just found at home. See 

Illustrator Will Sliney on YouTube: These videos contain many drawing challenges from the previous lockdown.

Multi award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph offers a series of draw-along videos that children (and parents) can follow to make some nice pictures: The #DrawWithRob video session is on Saturdays at 10am.

Draw with Ed Vere: Ed Vere is an award winning and New York Times bestselling writer & illustrator of picture books.

Outdoor Art Sheets on the theme of Bubbles - SpiralsSticksTake One LeafOutdoor bugs, bees and butterfliesShadow art and Twitter beach huts.


Tips from Mrs Brook and Mr Bowkett

How to stay active during lockdown 3 

There are still plenty of ways of keeping fit and active. You can exercise once a day, but it must be by yourself, with the people you live with or with members of your support bubble. You're not allowed to exercise with anyone from another household while you're indoors (for example at home) and this also covers gardens. Similar rules apply for outdoor exercise, although you can exercise with one other person from another household if you are outside. If you're exercising with someone who isn't from your household, you must make sure to keep a distance of at least two metres. 

So, we've come up with a few ideas to stay active when restrictions make it difficult. 


As part of the new lockdown rules, people can still meet for exercise, such as a simple walk, with one other person from another household if they maintain social distance. 

That means that if you're outside with your parents you can't meet up with friends, even if they are part of your school 'bubble'. 

10 outdoor play ideas for open air learning:

Back for the 2021 lockdown, Cricket for Girls Twitter thread to follow for weekly challenges. Former England Cricketer, Lydia Greenway, will be setting weekly cricket challenges to keep pupils, children and players occupied and active:

New for lockdown 2021, the Up & Under Sports Challenge Trail offers a range of different physical challenges in six different sports to help keep children physically active during their time at home. Their trail map can be printed out for the children to follow, taking them on a journey and experiencing different sports challenges along the way. See for how to join in.

Online or indoors

If you haven't got a garden or much green space where you live, then online fitness might be a good way to stay active. There are lots of suggestions below:

Something to suit everyone from these 18 ideas and descriptions: PE sheet and links PDF document 

Free dance tutorials from Junior Jazzercise that break down quick TikTok-inspired dance routines so your children get fit and get moving with confidence:

Try hopping like a kangaroo or squatting like a meercat! Inspired by Radzi's book 'Move Like a Lion' this worksheet gives you plenty of guidance and fun: Move Like a Lion activity sheet PDF. these free resources include: quick blasts, active blasts with supporting activities for Maths and Literacy, mental well-being resources to support anxiety, mood and emotions and it will also feature an inspiration for the day. Just Dance on YouTube for moving and stretching Fun curriculum linked resources to get your children moving while they learn

Joe Wicks is back for the 2021 lockdown doing a daily PE session on YouTube

Oti Mabuse has video dance lessons on Facebook, YouTube and through her studio website.